|The Big Lift (complete) - William Perlberg|
This is a complete, 120mn long print of the film. The other print already available on the archive and its ipod derivative are 102mn long, with some scenes cut down or cut out altogether. Shot on location, The Big Lift is a reenactment of the Berlin Airlift of 1948. After the Russians decide to blockade West Berlin and no supplies can reach the area via land or water, the US Air Force and other allies steps in to bring food and fuel to the inhabitants via air in spite of dangerous flying conditi...
Keywords: cold war; Berlin; Montgomery Clift; Paul Douglas; Cornell Borchers; C-54; Operation Vittles
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|Hunger Blockade, 1948 - United States. Department of the Army|
English translation of a Welt Im Film (denazification newsreel) episode. National Archives description: "Summary: (Edited Subject) Sequence: Shutting off power in factory. Man pulling switches; lights going out as men are working at their benches. People crowding onto streetcars; crowds of people on street corner listening to radio. Scenes of stalled, filled coal cars on railroad siding at Helmstedt...
Keywords: Berlin Blockade; Berlin Airlift; Cold War; C-54 (Transport Plane); Airlift, Military -- United States; United States. Army Air Forces; Operation Vittles; Airplanes, Military; Cold War; World War II: Postwar Issues; Reconstruction (1939-1951); Newsreel; Welt Im Film
|1948 Radio News - WA4CZD|
News from 1948. I usually share these via torrent but I don't think all these files are available on archive.org so here's a 1948 news file dump. Plus some talk shows and specials. Any typo or error is mine.
Keywords: 1948; Marshall Plan; Reconstruction (1939-1951); News; Berlin Blockade; Operation Vittles; Old Time Radio; World War II: Postwar issues; Berlin Airlift; Cold War; Clay, Lucius D. (Lucius DuBignon), 1897-1978
|In Memoriam: Berlin Airlift - United States. Air Force|
"Summary: Produced and directed by the Public Information Office, Wiesbaden Military Post. Photographed by Welt im Bild, Munich, Germany. Recorded by AFIFA, Wiesbaden Germany. Narration by Mel Edwards, American Forces Network. Shows formal troop review by Lt Gen John K. Cannon, CG of USAF in Europe, at dedication of memorial to Americans killed during the 1948 Berlin Airlift, at Wiesbaden, Germany in summer of 1949...
Keywords: Operation Vittles; Berlin Airlift; Cold War; Armed forces Bands (Music); Berlin Airlift; Soldiers; Rites and ceremonies; Berlin Blockade; Cannon, John Kenneth, 1892-1955; Military music; Cold War; Skymaster (Transport planes); Troop reviews; World War II: Postwar issues
|Operation Vittles - United States. Air Force|
"A documentary film record of the operations of the U.S. Air Force in supplying blockaded Berlin by air. Explains how 'operation vittles' was conducted, and shows the loading, flying, and delivery of supplies." Nominated for an Academy Award in 1949 for Best Documentary, Short Subjects. Also see Operation Vittles Outtakes in the FedFlix film database here at Archive.org. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these fil...
Keywords: World War II: Postwar issues; Berlin Airlift; 1949 Academy Award Nominee For Best Documentary, Short Subjects; Cold War; Operation Vittles; Berlin Airlift; Berlin Blockade; Airplanes, Military; Airlift, Military -- United States; United States. Army Air Forces